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SwitchLokBy SwitchLok
First created
SwitchLokBy SwitchLok
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$9,651
pledged of $35,000pledged of $35,000 goal
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22days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, March 13 2019 1:07 AM UTC +00:00.

About

SwitchLok is NOT your average phone mount! 

"I was skeptical of another quick-release case mount style system designed for athletes. But this one actually impressed me."

-DC Rainmaker

SwitchLok™ is a system of phone case and mounts that auto-align--just get your phone close and its magnetic personality takes over.  

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 Quick Intro to the SwitchLok Mounts

At SwitchLok we believe interacting with your smartphone should be easy, fun and seamless between all your activities. Meet our RUN, RIDE and DRIVE Mounts…

No fumbling, no twisting, no frustration. Just simple, effortless access to your phone.
No fumbling, no twisting, no frustration. Just simple, effortless access to your phone.

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The SwitchLok phone case is the centerpiece of our system and we designed it with comfort, performance and style in mind.  With a rigid plate shielding the back of the phone, shock absorbing TPU (rubber-like material) around the sides, and a generous lip above the screen, your phone is well protected.  Spacious port cutouts provide easy access and textured sides feel natural in hand, with responsive control buttons.   We also include an optional tether for extra security. 

SwitchLok was designed from the ground up to be compatible with wired and wireless charging.
SwitchLok was designed from the ground up to be compatible with wired and wireless charging.
SwitchLok will protect your phone from drops onto solid concrete.
SwitchLok will protect your phone from drops onto solid concrete.

SwitchLok Mount Details

Each SwitchLok mount was designed to be best in class for style, functionality and durability. We tested over 35 car mounts, dozens of bike mounts and spent months searching for the perfect armband fabric. We love to pour over the details, and we hope it shows!

Heading out to the gym or for a run? Your phone snaps right onto the SwitchLok RUN MOUNT. It is the most comfortable armband you will ever find.  The RUN MOUNT has a smooth, curved profile to comfortably rest on your arm. The elastic is soft and smooth, totally different from the stiff, scratchy bands you're used to. We lined the interior of the band with grippy material to keep it comfortably in place. 

Ready to hit the road or climb your favorite single track? The SwitchLok RIDE MOUNT works with nearly any bike, so you always have safe, easy access to navigation or your camera. The RIDE MOUNT is extremely versatile and is designed to fit your stem or bar plus many motorcycles, ATV’s and strollers.  Ever wanted to stop and snap a pic but didn't want to hassle getting your phone out? Not a problem any more. 

The SwitchLok DRIVE MOUNT adapts to nearly every vent, integrating into your car's interior and staying close to your line of site. The capability and convenience that SwitchLok provides is unmatched.  To prove it, we put the SwitchLok DRIVE MOUNT through its paces at DirtFish Rally School. If your phone has ever fallen off your car mount going around curves or over bumps, watch this: 

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Mount fits horizontal and vertical vents.
Mount fits horizontal and vertical vents.

Schedule

At SwitchLok we believe in honest, open and direct communication. To that end, we have put together a schedule that we feel is reasonable and achievable. 

Founders Message

Hi, I'm Marc and I am the creator of SwitchLok. When I was a kid, I LOVED aircraft. This led to my becoming a mechanical engineer and spending 14 years in the aerospace industry. I worked on space and commercial flight structures in a wide range of areas including design, materials, structural test and design for manufacturing.

A husband, father of two, mediocre (but aspiring) triathlete and sometimes bike commuter, I was frequently driving, running and riding without a great spot for my phone to come along. Why was everything so clunky, uncomfortable or bulky? Why couldn’t there be a simple, convenient and seamless way to have your phone with you?

After years of frustration, I decided to do something about it: leveraging my engineering experience and a passion for creating elegant yet simple design solutions, I created SwitchLok. Initially, it was just an evening project: I'd sketch some ideas, put together a model in CAD, get a 3D print from Shapeways and take it out for a test run or ride. The process was fun and the product was getting better all the time. After a while though, it sucked me in! People at work started asking about it and if they could get one. I poured over every detail of how the case should feel in your hand, what the perfect armband would be and most importantly, getting the SwitchLok interface just right.

Now I've brought SwitchLok to Kickstarter and I am so grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this incredible community. I have personally backed many projects and while it sometimes feels a little wierd to be on the other side of the table, it has been an amazing experience. Your support, comments, questions and shares are greatly appreciated and they will be the key to making SwitchLok a success! 

SwitchLok has been audited by a combined team from Dragon Innovation and Avnet to ensure success with manufacturing. We have been awarded READY LEVEL 2 which means "Project is manufacturable at expected volumes and production plans are in place." Basically, we're ready to go!

Risks and challenges

Manufacturing
We've spent a lot of time designing products that meet the highest standards of performance, durability, and design. We are working with a highly reputable manufacturer that has the capability to execute our initial launch and much more as needed. We also personally visited our manufacturer’s location overseas and met not only with the manufacturing team, but each material source vendor. This was to ensure that we could have a productive business relationship and that they ran a professional operation. We are confident our experienced manufacturing and logistics teams will overcome any potential challenges and deliver a high-quality product you’ll be excited to own and experience.

Design and Performance
For the last 18 months before launching our project on Kickstarter we tested numerous prototypes in the field and put each case and mount system through a variety of real-world tests. Over 60 people participated in a beta test, ensuring that SwitchLok works as it should.

What Risks Remain?
While we have done everything possible to reduce risks, there are always potential pitfalls. The most likely thing to go wrong will be some manufacturing or logistics mistake that will lead to short delays. With the engineering and manufacturing experience of everyone involved, I just can't see us failing to deliver a product. However, if we are talking catastrophic problems, our biggest concerns are:
- Unforeseen problem: We just miss something.
- Geopolitical Turmoil: In the last year, we have seen international disagreements affect trade in severe and unpredictable ways

Hopefully, you feel confident that once backed, we will deliver SwitchLok to you.

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